I go to this Albertsons most of the time, with my offspring, since it's close. Normally, I find what I want when I go to this store. As a single mother, I shop around for sales and use a few different grocery stores. I only go to this store for certain items or in a pinch. I love their 10 for $10 sales. They have a better selection than some places here in Tacoma, and I like the homier feel of Albertsons.
This store recently reduced their staffing. That means very long waits to check out. It's a REAL PAIN. They make plenty of money, so I don't see why they have to inconvenience their customers so much. It's frustrating, and I've found myself drifting over to Fred Meyer or Trader Joe's more often, like I dread going to this Albertsons when I have the kids (which is 24/7).
And they took away the Wonder bread!! They don't have the organic produce or meat selection that Fred Meyer or Metropolitan Markets have, but that's to be expected.
All in all, I may just switch to going to the Fred Meyer on 19th and Orchard more often (as well as Metro Market even though it's further away), with Albertsons in reserve. I know that with Fred Meyer, my kids will be entertained, the aisles are larger, I can get what I came for, the selection is better, and I won't have to stand in long lines because the store manager was too cheap to give a few more hours to his workers.